Short Inspirational Stories

 

Precious | Where is God? | Things Aren't Always What They Seem
Footprints | The Present | Guardian Angel | Right Now

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This is precious!

A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though the weather one morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school.

As the day progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl was worried that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school, and she herself feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.

Following the roar of the thunder, lightning would cut through the sky like a flaming sword. Being concerned, the mother got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. Soon she saw her daughter walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look and smile. One followed another, each with the little girl stopping, looking at the streak of light and smiling.

Finally, the mother called her over to the car and asked, "What are you doing?"

The child answered, "God keeps taking pictures of me."

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Where is God?

He was just a little boy, on a week's first day. He was wandering home from Sunday School, and dawdling on the way. He scuffed his shoes into the grass; he found a caterpillar. He found a fluffy milkweed pod, and blew out all the "filler".

A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed on high, Was just another wonder that caught his eager eye. A neighbor watched his zig zag course, and hailed him from the lawn, Asked him where he'd been that day and what was going on.

"I've been to Bible School," he said and turned a piece of sod. He picked up a wiggly worm replying, "I've learned a lot of God." "M'm very fine way," the neighbor said, "for a boy to spend his time." "If you'll tell me where God is, I'll give you a brand new dime."

Quick as a flash the answer came! Nor were his accents faint. "I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God ain't." -Author Unknown

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From: http://www.gcfl.net

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Things aren't always what they seem

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied...Things aren't always what they seem.

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen!? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die.

Things aren't always what they seem, the older angel replied. When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmer's bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I told him to take the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem.

Sometimes this is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way we think they should. If you have faith in God, just trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not realize it until much later.

 

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Footprints

                               Oooo
Some people            (   )
 come into our lives    )  /
 and quickly go.       (_ /

              oooO
              (    )       Some people
               \  (        become friends
                \_ )    and stay awhile..

   leaving beautiful         Oooo
   footprints on our          (   )
      hearts..                      )  /
                                     ( _/

                     oooO
                     (    )      and we are
                      \  (          never
                       \_ )      quite the same
                                  because we have
                                 made a good
                                   friend!!

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The Present

   Yesterday is history.
   Tomorrow a mystery.
   Today is a gift.
   That's why it's called the present!

 

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Guardian Angel

  I think this is special...live and savor every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!

              (\      /)
              ( \ __ / )
              (  \()/  )
              (  /  \  )    TAKE THIS LITTLE  ANGEL
              ( / \/ \ )   AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
               /      \    SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
              (        )    SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU
                 ____

   THIS IS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL.... 

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Right Now

-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your hand.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.

Additions on September 10, 2000, more additions on March 25, 2005

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